[kuh n-sahys] /kənˈsaɪs/

expressing or covering much in few words; brief in form but comprehensive in scope; succinct; terse:
a concise explanation of the company’s retirement plan.
expressing much in few words; brief and to the point

1580s, from Latin concisus “cut off, brief,” past participle of concidere “to cut off, cut up, cut through, cut to pieces,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + caedere “to cut” (see -cide). Related: Concisely.

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